1-844-900-3647

Welcome to Obedience Unleashed

Chilliwack | Abbotsford

Exciting news! Effective May 1, 2024 Chilliwack Dog Training is joining the team at Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Inc. We will continue to offer boarding and daycare services. Training consultations will be available starting in May and group classes starting in June 2024. 

 

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Our Training Services in Chilliwack | Abbotsford

Upcoming classes: 

Initial consultation

This is a private consultation with a trainer, if you have questions about behavioural challenges with your dog. We will do a brief assessment and recommend a plan of action for you and your dog.

Cost: $50 (30-45 min) at our facility

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This IN-PERSON consultation is a great opportunity to meet our trainers and learn more about our training programs. During the consultation we will: 
​-Observe your dog (for example: watch their behaviour in the meeting area, around your car, around the owner, around the trainer and around the trainers dogs
​-Discuss training options we have to offer
​-Based on your needs, give feedback and recommend a training plan for your dog

Please note:
-The initial consultation is a one-time service designed to provide an opportunity for the trainer to observe your dog in the consultation setting, ask questions to the trainer and discuss a training program for your dog. The consultation is not an active training session or an in-depth behavioural assessment
-The initial consultation is 30 minutes, however you will be assigned a 45 min time slot, in order to allow some time between appointments.

PLEASE READ: The private in-person behavioural consultation with Head Trainer Andy Krzus, is geared for adult dogs or young adult dogs over the age of 7 months with behavioural challenges.
IMPORTANT: If you have a young puppy (under the age of 6 months), and are interested in interviewing the trainer or asking puppy related questions, such as potty training, how to stop biting, nipping, digging and other puppy behaviours. OR, if you have an adult dog that doesn’t necessarily have behavioural problems, but you would like to do some training and don’t know which class to start with. We suggest, instead of booking a behavioural consultation, please do one of the following:
1. Call 1-844-900-3647 Ext. 1 and leave us a voicemail to request a call back. One of our experienced staff members will call you back to chat and answer your questions within 1 business day. This is free.
2. Send us an email to marie@obedienceunleashed.com with your questions, we will respond within 1 business day. This is also free.
3. You are welcome to book directly into:

FOR PUPPIES: one of our Puppy Obedience classes which will cover all puppy related behaviours plus a comprehensive obedience curriculum.

FOR ADULT DOGS: one of our Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 class, which covers a comprehensive curriculum with a solid foundation of obedience.

NOTE: The consultation is not a prerequisite for booking into our Puppy or Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 group classes.

 

Puppy obedience Class

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help puppies and their owners get off to the right start in training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: Between 10 weeks – 6 months

Cost: Group class: $328 + tax for 5 one-hour classes 

 

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Upcoming group classes held in Chilliwack:

 – Monday June 17 @ 6:15pm. Class dates: June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 (no class July 1). (Class full)

-Mon. Sept. 9 @ 6:15pm. Class dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7

You will learn to communicate effectively with your puppy to ensure a healthy and long lasting relationship. Join us for 5 one-hour classes that will cover everything you need. to know to help your puppy’s development of important life skills.

 

 Is your puppy demonstrating unwanted behaviours such as jumping on guests, nipping at ankles, chewing on household items, digging and running away from you? In this class you will learn the following:  

 

  • Engagement: How to gain your puppy’s attention and focus
  • Clicker training (see description below)
  • Sit, down, come and other basic obedience commands
  • Basic concepts of luring, heeling and introduction to loose leash walking
  • Touchpad work to teach your puppy spatial awareness and self control
  • “Place” command. This enables you to keep your dog nearby and involved in activities without being underfoot, such as when you are eating or answering the door.
  • How to teach your dog recall (to come when called!)

 

Each class has periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics, and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

 

  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Chewing, play biting and teething
  • Grooming and nail clipping (handling of the feet)
  • Jumping – how to properly greet people
  • Housebreaking, potty training and crate training
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog greeting etiquette and socialization

 

Puppies must have their 2nd vaccinations to attend the class. We do not require the Rabies vaccine to attend class. This is a very popular class with a limit of 8 dogs and fills up quickly. Please book online to reserve your spot.  

 

The training method that will be used in this class is called Marker Training. 

 

What is marker (or clicker) training? In a nutshell, it’s an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. This black and white method of communication is based on positive reinforcement and will revolutionize the way that you train your dog.  This class will teach you about the power of training your dog with food and will focus on building the dog/handler relationship through engagement and motivation. During the class you will learn the basic concepts of luring, leash pressure and shaping of behaviours. We will also cover classical/operant conditioning and discuss how to build motivation in your dog through productive play. Marker training can be used to train any behaviour, from basic obedience and tricks to behavioural modification. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is recommended that you bring treats, a food pouch, leash and a clicker for your dog. The class has a limit of 8 dogs. Please book online now to reserve your spot. 

 

Obedience Unleashed Dog Training proudly serves the Lower Mainland, with primary emphasis on the cities of Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows. We are also pleased to have clients coming from Vancouver, Langley, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and White Rock.

 

 

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 1

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help owners communicate with their dogs, using marker training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class, plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: 7 months – 10 years

Cost: Group class: $328 + tax for 5 one-hour classes 

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Upcoming group classes held in Chilliwack:  

– Monday June 17 @ 6:15pm. Class dates: June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22 (no class July 1) (Class full)

-Mon. Sept. 9 @ 7:30pm. Class dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7

Our Obedience Bootcamp for dogs class is for beginners or experienced dog owners looking to build a strong relationship with their dog and practice obedience in a group setting. In this session the following skills and topics will be covered:  

  • Engagement: How to gain your dog’s focus and attention
  • Loose leash walking
  • Clicker training
  • Sit/down/come commands
  • Working through distractions
  • Place command
  • Recall (teaching your dog to come when called)
  •  … and much more  

During each class we have periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

  • Dog reactivity
  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Grooming and handling of the feet
  • Jumping up- how to properly greet people
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog socialization

The training method that will be used in this class is called Marker Training. 

What is marker (or clicker) training? In a nutshell, it’s an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. This black and white method of communication is based on positive reinforcement and will revolutionize the way that you train your dog.  This class will teach you about the power of training your dog with food and will focus on building the dog/handler relationship through engagement and motivation. During the class you will learn the basic concepts of luring, leash pressure and shaping of behaviours. We will also cover classical/operant conditioning and discuss how to build motivation in your dog through productive play. Marker training can be used to train any behaviour, from basic obedience and tricks to behavioural modification. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is recommended that you bring treats, a food pouch, leash and a clicker for your dog. The class has a limit of 8 dogs. Please reserve your spot online.

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 2

In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. This is also a proofing class that allows the dog to work with distractions through different real life scenarios. Comprehensive class notes given for each class. Cost: $328 + tax for 5 one hour lessons.

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*PREREQUISITE for this class is successful completion of Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 or Puppy classes.

 

Build on the skills learned in the Basic Obedience Bootcamp class to achieve the next level of obedience. In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. It allows the dog owners to expand their dog training tool box and master a new way of playing and training with their dogs.

Upcoming group classes:

 

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Price: 5 one-hour classes for $328 + GST for group classes.

 

Private classes

Please contact the office to book private classes.

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Obedience group walks

The purpose of this socialization class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. Currently our walks are offered in Maple Ridge|Mission area only, but you are always to come and join us…

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Starting in March 2013 we began offering dog training group class/walks in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission. The ‘Obedience and Socialization Class’ will be held at various location. There is a drop-in fee of $15.00. However, we are also offering a ‘punch card’ with 5 classes for $50 or 10 classes for $80 for those who are interested. Here is a list of our meeting dates and locations. All are welcome to join us, rain or shine.

UPCOMING WALKS 

 -Sunday July 7, 2024 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

-Sunday July 21, 2024 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

-Sunday July 28, 2024 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

-Saturday Aug. 3 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

-Sunday Aug. 25, 2024 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

-Saturday Aug. 31, 2024 @ 9am at Walden Park, 9325 Walden St, Chilliwack

 

The purpose of this on-the-go dog training class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. We will do some formal obedience meet-and-greet sessions prior to our walks in order to introduce our dogs. Guests are welcome to participate in this class as it is a perfect opportunity for them to find out more about us directly from our clients and see how great our dogs really are. Aggressive dogs may need to be muzzled at all times. All dogs need to be leashed and fully supervised at all times.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Please share this page and invite your friends.

 

Located on 5 acres in greendale

Boarding | Daycare 

Daycare

Our doggy daycare service is located on 10.5 acres in Stave Falls (Maple Ridge/Mission border).

Cost: $40/day (book online)

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Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. We finished building our new boarding facility in the Fall of 2016. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, state of the art flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, plus a full ventilation system. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day.

The dogs receive many outings throughout the day, walks, hikes, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our staff every day for training maintenance/health checks and bathroom breaks. Drop off is between 7:45am-10am and pick up between 4:30-7:15pm. Ask us about early self drop off options. Our facility and canine cabins are heated and air conditioned. We have a nice/spacious play yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom. We also have a 1500 sq foot covered/roofed yard for playtime if it’s raining.

 RATES

  • Full day doggy daycare (maximum 10 hours) for 1 dog is $40.00
  • 2 dogs from the same family (maximum 10 hours) is $72
  • 3 dogs from the same family (maximum 10 hours) is $104
  • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00
  • There is a $7.50/day holiday premium if ​reservation days are within Christmas Break, Spring break, Summer break or long weekends.

*We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home!  We are a fully licensed and inspected commercial kennel, with permits to operate from the City of Mission Bylaw/Business Licensing Department and Fraser Valley Regional District Animal Control. Contact us to make a reservation today!

    Boarding

    Are you going away for a few days? Would you like to have peace of mind knowing that your dog is cared for and having fun?

    Cost: $55/night (book online)

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    Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

    Would you like to have peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for in a family setting?

    We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. We finished building our new boarding facility in 2021. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, durable flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, plus a full ventilation system. We also have brand new cabin suites built in 2022, where each dog has their own private room with a door to a private fenced yard. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day.

    The dogs receive many outings throughout the day, walks, hikes, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our staff every day for training maintenance and bathroom breaks. Their day begins at 7am and ends with the last bathroom break/outdoor time between 7-8pm. Dogs sleep indoors at night. Our facility and canine cabins are heated and air conditioned. We have a nice/spacious play yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom. We also have a 1500 sq foot covered/roofed yard for playtime if it’s raining.

     RATES

    • Our daily over-night rate is $55.00 (24 hours) for 1 dog
    • 2 dogs from the same family $99.00 per night (24 hours)
    • 3 dogs from the same family $143.00 per night (24 hours)
    • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00
    • There is a $7.50/day holiday premium if ​reservation days are within Christmas break, Spring break, Summer break or long weekends.

    *We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

    Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home! We are a fully licensed and inspected commercial kennel, with permits to operate from the City of Chilliwack/Business Licensing Department and Fraser Valley Regional District Animal Control.

    Contact us to make a reservation today!

     

      Board and train

      Our board-and-train program successfully covers  obedience or canine behaviour problems.

      Cost: $4000 for 4 weeks

       

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      Is your dog driving you nuts? Would you like to go away on vacation and come home to an excellently trained dog?

      Our board-and-train program specializes in rehabilitation, and successfully deals with canine behaviour problems. By focusing primarily on problem behaviour and difficult dogs, we’ve been able to develop a unique approach that not only transforms dogs, but also transfers seamlessly to the owners.

      We pride ourselves on our personalized approach with one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation.

      In the board and train, we address all forms of unwanted behavior, including, but not limited to:

      • Dog-to-Dog Aggression
      • Human Aggression
      • Food and/or Resource Guarding
      • Separation Anxiety
      • Severe Fear Issues
      • Reactivity On-Leash

      This program also covers all of the basic commands – Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, Heel, Come/Recall – as well as Crate Training, Potty training, Waiting for Food, and Waiting at Thresholds.

      Duration of the program: 4 weeks

      *If your dog has major behavioural issues, the board and train program may be longer.

      At Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Inc., each day your dog receives:

      • two walks/hikes,
      • four personalized training sessions,
      • supervised social time with other dogs,
      • participation in our group obedience classes.

      Our Board and Train requires an Initial consultation prior to starting the program. After your dog completes the program, you receive 10 hours of follow-up handler training which is included, consisting of: 1 hour private go-home lesson upon pick up, 4 hours of group Off Leash Freedom class and 5 hours of Obedience & Socialization group walks held out and about in town.  During these sessions we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to ensure continued success. We also offer email and phone support during and after the program is completed.

      * Please contact us so we can help you assess your dog’s needs.

      What Drives Us

      Our Mission

      To build and enhance the relationship between owners and their dogs.

      Chilliwack | Abbotsford

      Meet our team

      Marie Therese Krzus

      Marie Therese Krzus

      Founder | Owner | Office Manager

      Marie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and she handles everything from telephone calls and bookkeeping to scheduling and kennel management, on top of being a full-time mom.  She particularly enjoys speaking with clients on the phone and assisting with any questions they may have in her cheerful and professional manner.

      Deb

      Deb

      Trainer

      Deb is a Dog Trainer with over 10 years of experience in the Animal Industry and 18 years of experience in Public Service. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Animal Behaviour and has completed numerous courses in animal welfare. As a Trainer she is dedicated to helping dogs and their owners get more out of their training programs. On her days off she enjoys spending time with family, hiking and training with her own dogs.

      Andy Krzus

      Andy Krzus

      Founder | CEO | Head Trainer

      Andy is a dog-training educator known for his relationship-centered training approach and his personalized teaching style. His background in psychology and public service coupled with years of experience training police, search & rescue and assistance dogs gives him an innovative perspective on dog obedience, behaviour & motivation in theory and practice. 

      Bella

      Bella

      Kennel Assistant

      Bella has experience working as a pet-sitter and in a large daycare/boarding facility with all breeds and temperaments of dogs. Her future goals include going to grooming school. She enjoys spending time with dogs and making sure they all have a fantastic day!

      Marie

      Marie

      Kennel Assistant

      Marie brings 25 years of animal care experience to our team. Additionally, she has volunteered with a PADS service dog and is certified in Occupational First Aid. She has a special ability to connect with pups that are scared/nervous and help them to feel at home. In her spare time Marie enjoys downhill biking, snowshoeing, camping, hiking, 4x4ing, traveling and photography.

      Katerra

      Katerra

      Kennel/Office Assistant

      Katerra has grown up with dogs, horses and cattle on a small farm. She offers a wealth of experience in animal behaviour and welfare, having worked 10+ years with dogs including large boarding/daycare facilities, pet sitting, training and dog walking. She loves helping nervous/shy or fearful dogs become more confident and learn how to respectfully play together. Katerra is certified in Equine Massage Therapy and in her spare time she enjoys preparing horses for barrel racing & rodeos or hiking with her poodle cross Reba.

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      Testimonials

      Charlotte

      When I first brought home my new puppy, she was terrified of everyone and everything. I could not get through to her at all – she’d just shut down and shiver. Thanks to miracle workers Jill and Melissa, just a few weeks of training have changed her into a happy bouncy little dog. She still has a way to go but the results after puppy kindergarten classes are really quite remarkable. Thank you so much!!!

      Tyler & Murphy

      Only place I go for grooming! Kori is an absolute 🌟! Murphy (my 🐕) absolutely loves her. He comes back looking stunning and smelling amazing haha. He’s 80lbs.. and for 60$.. absolute best deal available. Highly highly recommend!! PLUS.. if you need and obedience.. that’s on site too!!

      Obedience Unleashed IS the place to take your pup, reactive, or just simply in-obedient dog to.

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